GeoHealth: A Georeferenced System for Health Data Analysis in Primary Care

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2012-01-01
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Sa, J. H. G. [UNIFESP]
Rebelo, M. S.
Brentani, A.
Grisi, S.
Gutierrez, M. A. [UNIFESP]
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The Primary Care Information System (SIAB) concentrates basic healthcare information from all different regions of Brazil. the information is collected by primary care teams on a paper-based procedure that degrades the quality of information provided to the healthcare authorities and slows down the process of decision making. To overcome these problems we propose a new data gathering application that uses a mobile device connected to a 3G network and a GPS to be used by the primary care teams for collecting the families' data. A prototype was developed in which a digital version of one SIAB form is made available at the mobile device. the prototype was tested in a basic healthcare unit located in a suburb of São Paulo. the results obtained so far have shown that the proposed process is a better alternative for data collecting at primary care, both in terms of data quality and lower deployment time to health care authorities.
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Ieee Latin America Transactions. Piscataway: Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, v. 10, n. 1, p. 1352-1356, 2012.
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